Student seriously injured after fall

A student fell from the fourth floor of University Hall early Friday morning. An email sent to all SIU students and faculty from Chancellor Rita Cheng stated Tyler Gravitt, a freshman from Matteson, is in the intensive care unit of a St. Louis hospital. ... Continue Reading →

Football drops opener 49-28

The SIU football team had a rough night Thursday in its season opener as it fell to Eastern Illinois University in a game where the two teams combined for 10 turnovers and 23 penalties. Both teams started slow, as the Panthers were content to throw screen ... Continue Reading →

Chancellor anticipates enrollment decline

Although official enrollment numbers will not be released until next week, Chancellor Rita Cheng has told sources enrollment has decreased. The 10-day enrollment numbers for the fall semester will be released Tuesday, Rod Sievers, university spokesman, ... Continue Reading →

Man guilty of assault on campus

A man charged with sexually assaulting a student on campus in May 2011 was found guilty Wednesday. Jamal Patrick Jones Jr., 21, was convicted by a Jackson County jury on two counts of aggravated sexual assault — a Class X felony — and faces up to ... Continue Reading →

Candidate talks politics over pizza

For Belleville attorney William Enyart, the party has just begun. Enyart, D-Belleville, is a former Illinois National Guard Commander and SIU law alumnus. The nominee for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District spoke Thursday during Pizza and Politics ... Continue Reading →

Parking spaces fill up quickly on campus

Parking decals expire today, but new ones are available. Parking is an issue on campus because the parking division must find a way to accommodate students who live on campus as well as faculty and students who commute. Students and faculty have to purchase ... Continue Reading →

National study shows gap closure in male-dominated fields

Although women are still underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce, a new study from the National Science Board revealed that gap is smaller than in the past. The Science and Engineering Indicators 2012 report cites research data on workforce ... Continue Reading →

Democratic congressional nominee Enyart visits campus, kicks off Pizza and Politics

The Democratic nominee for Illinois’ 12th Congressional District will visit the campus today for Pizza and Politics. Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, will be the first of three candidates to visit the lobby of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. David ... Continue Reading →

Nintendo hopes old solution fixes new problem

As companies grow older and mature, often times so do their business practices, but Nintendo fans can rest assured that some things never change. About a year and three months after the March 27, 2011, release of the 3DS, the 3DS XL was announced to hit ... Continue Reading →

Allison siblings primed for season

While young children learned how to share toys, siblings Alyssa and Cole Allison learned how to share the spotlight in organized sports. The two played youth soccer and participated in youth track clinics together.Instead of forming a sibling rivalry, ... Continue Reading →

USG looks to expand student involvement

Undergraduate Student Government has plans to improve student interaction. The school year’s first USG meeting Tuesday had low senator attendance, but the group made plans to enhance its program through a new communication team. Brittany Greathouse, ... Continue Reading →

GPSC discusses enrollment, budget

The Graduate and Professional Student Council members said they would like to see a change in the admission process, which might benefit enrollment figures for graduate students. The GPSC met for its first meeting of the semester Tuesday night, where ... Continue Reading →

Feeling the flutter at the fair

Ally Taylor, 6, of Carterville, welcomes birds to perch on her arms Sunday in the birdcage at the Du Quoin State Fair. “We feed the birds at home,” said Taylor’s grandpa, John Spence, of Carterville. “I have four or five feeders, but I can never ... Continue Reading →

Tablets: the future of classroom curriculum

From digital chalkboards to overhead projectors, technology has played a large role in the advancement of education. With the advent of tablets across the world, though, students literally have knowledge at their fingertips. Over the past five to 10 years, ... Continue Reading →

Sandusky case leads to new employment form

A new state law requires all Illinois universities to have its employees sign a form that states they will report any child abuse or neglect they observe. The Department of Children and Family Services implemented the law this year after the Jerry Sandusky ... Continue Reading →
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